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Dec. 6, 2013 | Stephanie Gaskell | Counterproliferation, Nuclear , Preparedness and Response, Nuclear , Biological Counterproliferation and Defense , Bio-Preparedness and Response , Counterproliferation, Chemical , Preparedness and Response, Chemical
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel just announced plans to trim his staff by about 200 positions over the next five years. But inside the secretary’s top policy shop, a closer look at the planned cuts show where Hagel’s priorities lie after more than a decade of war.
Dec. 6, 2013 | Rachel Oswald | Uranium Enrichment , Fuel Fabrication , Nuclear Weapons Programs , Nuclear Weapons Production
WASHINGTON -- North Korea's nuclear-materials complex is teeming with activity, according to Thursday image analysis by the Institute for Science and International Security, which examined satellite photographs taken as recently as Monday.
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A plan is rapidly taking shape in Washington for how to destroy Syria's most dangerous warfare chemicals, but it remains unclear if the United States and its partners can clear logistical hurdles in time to meet a series of demanding international schedule targets, Foreign Policy magazine's Cable blog ...
Dec. 6, 2013 | Sanctions, Nuclear , Plutonium , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , Verification and Monitoring
Technical experts from Iran and six major governments are set next week to thrash out specifics on how they will comply with a landmark nuclear accord negotiated by the sides in November, Reuters reported.
Dec. 6, 2013 | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , International Perspectives on Missile Defense
Work on the evolving NATO missile shield will proceed regardless of progress made in negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program, the White House said on Thursday.
Dec. 6, 2013 | Jordain Carney | Deterrence , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
Speaking in Bahrain on Friday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel promised to improve U.S. relations with countries in the Persian Gulf, Bloomberg reports.
Mexico on Thursday searched for two or more thieves who could be ailing from exposure to a now-recovered supply of radioactive cobalt-60, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Dec. 6, 2013 | Bombers
The U.S. Air Force's planned next-generation heavy bomber could have a final price tag that is nearly 50 percent higher than what the service is currently projecting, Bloomberg reported on Friday.
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George David Banks, a Washington issue expert, on possible U.S. development of new methods for enriching uranium for civil exports as a way of constraining foreign diversion of reactor fuel to make bombs.
The lack of policy on the front and back end in the fuel cycle will really come back and bite us on the proliferation agenda.